Opinions June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals
Ricky E. Arion v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Dismisses burglary, sexual battery and criminal confinement charges against Ricky Arion. COA rules the fact that the trial court never received a return of the arrest warrant did not absolve the trial court of following Arion’s motion for a speedy trial.

In Re: the Adoption of S.O., A.O., and N.O., P.P., Appellant-Respondent, v. A.O.,
Adoption. Reverses and remands petition granting adoption to adoptive mother after the COA found there was no adoption agency involved and the adoptive mother did not complete a satisfactory background check. Also finds that a previous paternity case should have been combined with the adoption case.

Tracy Hertel v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Tracy Hertel’s convictions for two counts of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance as Class B felonies, two counts of possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture as Class D felonies, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance as a Class D felony, possession of marijuana as a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of hashish as a Class A misdemeanor.